Artscape is a non-profit organisation founded by Daniel Wakeham and Tor Hedendahl. Artscape has been responsible for Sweden’s first ever street art festival, as well as the largest Scandinavian urban art project ever.
Sweden has a very conservative and restrictive history when it comes to urban art. Creating huge projects of the kind was virtually impossible for many years. Artscape has become a door-opener and has seen big changes happen in their wake. That is one of the reasons for seeking out new locations for each project, as Artscape wants to introduce new territories to this art movement, open doors for smaller organisations, and give more opportunities to local artists.
Artscape is the only urban art organisation in the world that has a strict 50/50 gender split on participating artists in all of our projects. It also has had every continent represented in each of its big projects.
Artscape team is currently preparing five new big projects that will take place in 2019 and 2020. They are all set in brand new locations and all have their own unique themes.
In Manege Wakeham and Hedendahl talk about the right to public space, urban art’s impact on communities, taking urban art/street art to rural settings, urban art as a gentrification tool, etc.
The talk is part of the public programme of the ‘Wall Elements’ exhibition on view at Manege until August 26, 2018. Free entry.
The event is in partnership with the Consulate General of Sweden in St. Petersburg.